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Criminology (Honours) 

The Open University UK

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72 months
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3096 GBP/year
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About

The Criminology (Honours) degree programme from The Open University UK focuses on cutting edge, topical and often controversial criminological issues. You'll learn to apply research tools, and access and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data on crime, victimisation and the societal responses to them. 

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Overview

With an appreciation of criminological theorising and evidence, you will develop the skills to comment on crime, victimisation, and responses to crime and deviance, including policy questions, at national, international and global levels.

Key features of the Criminology (Honours) degree programme from The Open University UK

  • Explore controversial issues of crime, harm and criminal justice
  • Evaluate claims made about crime, criminals, victims and criminal justice
  • Learn to critically evaluate evidence to better understand criminological problems
  • Examine the role of both theory and research in shaping knowledge about crime and justice
  • Explore criminological topics of your own interest in depth in the final year of study

Skills for career development

This degree will enable you to formulate and investigate criminological questions, summarise and explain empirical information and research findings and to assess methodologies used to address topical criminological questions. You will learn how to apply basic research tools, access qualitative and quantitative data on crime, victimisation and the societal responses to them. 

Overall, the qualification will aim to equip you with the skills to discuss criminological topics with an appreciation of criminological theory and evidence and to comment on the value of criminological work on crime, victimisation, and responses to crime and deviance and in relation to policy questions at national, international and global levels.

Career relevance

This degree is relevant to a wide range of career paths, some of which are listed below. Some relate directly to criminology, others draw upon the graduate skills which you will acquire. Successful graduates may also progress to specialist Masters courses. This degree does not guarantee entry to the career fields listed, but it may ease access and increase your employability in relation to them, and it enhances prospects for progression once you are qualified to enter them.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5
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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
  • At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3096 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 72 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3096 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 72 months.

Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192.

Funding

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